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Edwards Funeral Home

201 North 12th Street, Fort Smith, AR

OBITUARY

Murry Simpson

December 30, 1928March 22, 2020
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Alvis Murry Simpson, 91, of Poteau, OK. went to be with the Lord on March 22, 2020 in Poteau, OK. He was born on December 30, 1928, in Cecil Arkansas to Elbert “Burt” Simpson and Cora Shetterly Simpson. Murry was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired accountant with Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Company. Murry was a member of For His Glory Church in Fort Smith.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jeanie Simpson; two brothers, Eland and Ralph Simpson.

Murry was survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Penny and Jack Jedlicka of Poteau, OK; two grandchildren, Shaden Jedlicka of Oklahoma City, OK and Mikey Black of Fort Smith, AR.

Murry was an active member of the Downtown Sertoma Club for many years, serving as a director, treasurer and president. He was also active in Sertoma International.

Graveside service will be 1 PM, Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Smith, AR. Viewing will be from 8 AM till 5 PM Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Edwards Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to For His Glory Church, or the charity of their choice.

  • FAMILY

  • Jeanie Simpson, Loving wife (deceased)
  • Penny Jedlicka and husband Jack, Daughter
  • Cora Shetterly Simpson, Mother (deceased)
  • Elbert “Burt” Simpson, Father (deceased)
  • Eland Simpson, Brother (deceased)
  • Ralph Simpson, Brother (deceased)
  • Shaden Jedlicka, Grandchild
  • Mikey Black, Grandchild
  • DONATIONS

  • For His Glory Church
  • Charity of their choice

Services

  • Viewing Wednesday, March 25, 2020
  • Graveside Service Thursday, March 26, 2020

Memories

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Bonnie Jones

March 26, 2020

Oh, Penny, I just can’t believe that your sweet daddy has passed away. When I met your momma and daddy, I knew in an instant that they were very happy and that you were the center of their world.
When your sweet momma became ill, I know it broke his heart, as he cared for her and loved her even more!
And, now, he is in Heaven with her, and you can only imagine how happy they are, being together again!! But, I know you will miss him and you will be saddened by his absence. Your daddy was an outstanding person and he loved you so very much!! And I am feeling your loss, and I love and miss you so much, Penny!!

Rob and Anna Williams

March 24, 2020

We have so many wonderful memories of Murry! His love for people, love for his wife, gentle wisdom and sense of humor are what we remember. My (Anna’s) grandfather, Pete Hatley, was friends with him in Sertoma and he attended our church, Journey Church when it began in Fort Smith. He was an example to us of faithful and selfless love and humble honesty. We are grateful to have known him.

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Biography

Alvis Murry Simpson, 91, of Poteau, OK. went to be with the Lord on March 22, 2020 in Poteau, OK. He was born on December 30, 1928, in Cecil Arkansas to Elbert “Burt” Simpson and Cora Shetterly Simpson.

Murry was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired accountant with Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Company. Murry was a member of For His Glory Church in Fort Smith.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jeanie Simpson; two brothers, Eland and Ralph Simpson.

Murry was survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Penny and Jack Jedlicka of Poteau, OK; two grandchildren, Shaden Jedlicka of Oklahoma City, OK and Mikey Black of Fort Smith, AR.

Murry was an active member of the Downtown Sertoma Club for many years, serving as a director, treasurer and president. He was also active in Sertoma International.

Graveside service will be 1 PM, Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Roselawn Cemetery in Fort Smith, AR. Viewing will be from 8 AM till 5 PM Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at Edwards Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to For His Glory Church, or the charity of their choice.